We have a policy of doing limited research by mail. Our standard fees are 

Research: $15.00 per hour
Photocopies: $.25 a copy
Postage: Actual cost

We accept credit cards or checks. Checks should be made payable to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. If sending a check, we will begin work on your request after receiving a deposit for one hour ($15.00) You should state a maximum amount you wish to spend on this research and we can bill you for the remainder not enclosed

If you prefer to use a credit card, you can charge an amount on our website -


or call the Library and we can take your numbers over the phone.

Please be as specific as possible in stating your request, giving us birth and death dates of the people you are interested in (if you know them) and what your goal is in your research. We have several indexes we can check, especially our excellent obituary index, and many types of resources, such as census records, wills and estates, cemetery listings, court records, etc. We cannot answer requests such as “Send me everything you have on the Jones family”. We prefer to have your research question in writing - either by regular mail or by email.

 Online research form - click here to generate an email form requesting research from the Library or from the Manuscripts and Archives.

If you only need obituaries, it is easiest to use the Online Obituary Index and its built-in shopping cart.


To determine if what books we own, go to http://maurice.bgsu.edu and use BGLink to search for the online catalog. Our collection is merged with Bowling Green State University’s, so when “Hayes” appears in the location field, that signifies that the book is housed here in our library and not at BGSU.

We do not interlibrary loan genealogical books, but are able to photocopy most materials.


Library Staff
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420
[email protected]